Why Are The US Discworld Book Covers Absolute Pants?

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Postby Cheery » Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:56 pm

Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit wrote:i hated the Josh Kirby covers, they were busy as hell and looked, frankly tawdry to my eye. I like Paul and his work. Cheery has an intensely good amount of skill. I am very impressed by her work, and also jealous of her trip to Greece. :lol:


Hello, everyone, I'm back! (harr harr)
Thanks for the compliment, and we've had a beautiful week over in Zakinthos. But I couldn't stand the heat, especially in the afternoon. It went up to 42 degrees :? . We probably spent more time in and on the water than we did on land :lol:.
Now, about the Josh Kirby covers; I thought the business was quite funny and while reading the book you could actually go and search the cover for characters :lol: . I actually like both the same, up to the point of character designs. It seemes that there is more thought behind Paul Kidby's way of drawing the characters.
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:48 am

Good to have you back Cheery! :D
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Postby kakaze » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:18 am

In most cases I prefer the Kirby covers, except that they're a little bit too cartoon-like.

There's another artist who's (I think) done a good job, particularly with Reaper Man.

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I've never liked the way Paul Kirby depicted Death.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:31 pm

If I am not mistaken the artwork is by Darrel K. Sweet.
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Postby poohbcarrot » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:19 pm

The covers are OK artistic wise, but to me, they don't get across the idea of humour. They don't tell me "This is a funny book!". When I looked at those covers I thought "Lord of the rings".

Who's the Rincewind looking wizardy guy at the bottom of Guards Guards meant to be?

And Carrot looks a bit "girlie".
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Postby Cheery » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:21 pm

It's probably Wonse.
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Postby poohbcarrot » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:36 pm

The girlie looking guy with a sword is a "wonse"? :lol:
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Postby Dotsie » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:48 pm

Sybil looks like evil. He should have drawn her wearing her Grandmother's tweed jacket. And Carrot doesn't look very manly either. And Death is wearing red!!!

I suppose we all have our ideas of what they should look like. I could never forgive Josh Kirby for drawing Twoflower with four eyes.
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Postby poohbcarrot » Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:08 pm

Dotsie wrote:Sybil looks like evil.


Yes she does! :lol: She looks like a James Bond villainess!

She looks like a manipulator of men (completely unlike the rest of the female species!) :lol:

...er..... actually she looks quite sexy!
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:11 pm

Is the skinny guy with the bow Colon? :shock:
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Postby poohbcarrot » Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:19 pm

Who's the babe on the back of Binky? And who's the pointy-eared elf smoking a pipe? Were there any elves in Reaperman? :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:21 pm

poohbcarrot wrote:Who's the babe on the back of Binky? And who's the pointy-eared elf smoking a pipe? Were there any elves in Reaperman? :lol:
The guy with the pipe is, I think, Modo. The guy in the coffin is Windle Poons, I have no idea about the girl on Binky - surely not Miss Flitsworth. :shock:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:25 pm

I think the girlie bloke's supposed to be Wonse's false nephew/king more isn't he?

The bloke with the bow is most definitely Colon and so wrong wrong wrong
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:42 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:I think the girlie bloke's supposed to be Wonse's false nephew/king more isn't he?

Well he seems to be wearing the same uniform as Colon. :?
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Postby poohbcarrot » Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:43 pm

I thought the guy with the pipe was meant to be Albert. What did Modo do in Reaperman?

Why is the Carrot/Wonse's nephew dude wearing Peter Pan boots?
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